In this section of the website you can find out about a range of online events taking place around the Trust and in our local communities. If you have an event you would like us to advertise please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance statement project - workshops
The Advance Statements Project is a research project on getting advance statements to work for Black African and Caribbean service users who have previously been detained under the Mental Health Act, their carers, and mental health staff. We aim to work directly with these groups to create a process of completing and using advance statements that is acceptable and workable for all service users, their carers, and mental health staff.
An advance statement is a document that allows a service user to have a say in how they wish to be treated in the future if they become unwell or experience a crisis and are made with the help of family/friends, mental health professionals (i.e. your doctor, care coordinator or community mental health team), and people independent of your care (i.e., a general advocate, Independent Mental Health Advocate, or Independent Mental Capacity Advocate).
We are holding a series of workshops and are encouraging service users, carers and mental health staff to take part. Participants (service users or carers) will receive a £15 voucher for taking part. You can take part if you are:
A service user aged 16 or over who has been previously detained under the Mental Health Act and identify as being Black British, Black African, Black Caribbean heritage or mixed heritage.
A carer/informal supporter of someone who is of Black British, Black African, Black Caribbean or mixed heritage.
A professional/staff member who is likely to be involved in the advance statements process i.e., mental health professional, advocate, peer worker, support worker, an Approved Mental Health Professional, a General Practitioner, or a Section 12 approved doctor.
Thursday 14th April: 11am to 1pm (online)
Service user & Carer/Supporter workshops (£15 voucher included for attending):
Tuesday 12th April: 2.30pm to 5pm (in-person)
Wednesday 4th May: 5.30pm to 8pm (online)
Thursday 12th May: 5.30pm to 7.30pm (online)
For more information about the project or to register your interest in taking part in a workshop, please email Abigail Babatunde, Research Associate, email@example.com.
PCREF (Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework) is about eliminating the unacceptable racial disparity that we (in common with most mental health trusts) see in the Access, Experience and Outcomes (AEO) of Black communities and to significantly improve their trust and confidence in our services.
Visit the PCREF news page to find out about events and how you can get involved.
Regular events from our Recovery College
SLaM Recovery College's courses cover a range of mental health and wellbeing topics. The online courses are free and open to all - you don't need to have a connection to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more and sign up through the Recovery College
If you are a carer caring for someone with mental ill health, Matthew Mckenzie runs regular carer forums and support groups in South London via Zoom. To book, depending on your borough, please click any one of the links within the blog below.